| May 4, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83.
Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
| May 14, 2014
Robert D. Stuart Jr. was a grandson of one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co. and third-generation leader of the company, shifting the focus during his long tenure as CEO from cereal-making to brand management and marketing while also overseeing...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Henry B. "Burke" Mathews Jr., a co-founder of a Hampden custom cabinet business, died Thursday of renal failure at his Ruxton home. He was 88.
The son of Henry Burke Mathews, a vice president of Commercial Credit Corp., and Katherine Grove Mathews, a...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The solution to ridding nations of nuclear warheads may come from a simple puzzle involving marbles.
That, at least, is what lies at the core of a warhead verification protocol designed by a Princeton University team, published this week in the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize.
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
| Jun 30, 2014
Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City.
But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:29 AM
The Chrysler Museum of Art has selected Erik H. Neil as its next director.
Neil, 50, is director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, where he has served since 2010.
“Erik Neil comes to us with a strong sense of the essential role a...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:59 PM
W. Robert "Bob" Fallaw Jr., a retired Washington College history professor, died of multiple myeloma complications Dec. 13 at the Hospice Center of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 78.
Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Walter Robert Fallaw Sr.,...